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The journal of a voyage to Lisbon

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Published by Penguin Books in London, England .
Written in English

    Places:
  • English Channel,
  • Atlantic Ocean
    • Subjects:
    • Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754 -- Diaries,
    • Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754 -- Travel -- English Channel,
    • Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754 -- Travel -- Atlantic Ocean,
    • Authors, English -- 18th century -- Diaries,
    • Ocean travel -- History -- 18th century,
    • English Channel -- Description and travel,
    • Atlantic Ocean -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      StatementHenry Fielding ; edited with an introduction and notes by Tom Keymer.
      SeriesPenguin classics
      ContributionsKeymer, Tom.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR3454 .J7 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxxviii, 142 p. :
      Number of Pages142
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL601722M
      ISBN 100140434879
      LC Control Number96195513
      OCLC/WorldCa34282918

      Staying in an inn, the landlady is not friendly to say the least. He books passage on a ship, floating on the Thames River, headed to Lisbon,Portugal. This allegiance is indeed only temporary and local, but the most absolute during its continuance of any known in Great Britain, and, to say truth, scarce consistent with the liberties of a free people, nor could it be reconciled with them, did it not The journal of a voyage to Lisbon book downwards; a circumstance universally apprehended to be incompatible to all kinds of slavery; for Aristotle in his Politics hath proved abundantly to my satisfaction that no men are born to be slaves, except barbarians; and these only to such as are not themselves barbarians; and indeed Mr. Ricardo Reis was one of the pseudonyms used by the great Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa. While our two captains were thus regaling themselves, and celebrating their own heroic exploits with all the inspiration which the liquor, at least, of wit could afford them, the polyonymous officer arrived, and, being saluted by the name of Honest Tom, was ordered to sit down and take his glass before he delivered his message; for every sailor is by turns his captain's mate over a cann, except only that captain bashaw who presides in a man-of-war, and who upon earth has no other mate, unless it be another of the same bashaws.

      Fielding is not feeling well either. But if this be true of rivers, it is much truer of the sea-shores, which abound with such immense variety of fish that the curious fisherman, after he hath made his draught, often culls only the daintiest part and leaves the rest of his prey to perish on the shore. But before this, the captain, perceiving what had happened in the clouds, and that the wind remained as much his enemy as ever, came upstairs to me with a reprieve till the morning. Can I say then I had no fear?

      To put the same thing in a sharper antithesis, Fielding is interesting, first of all, because he is the author of Joseph Andrews, of Tom Jones, of Amelia, of Jonathan Wild, of the Journal. It is gloriously poetic and insighteful and full of literary references. In this novel, Ricardo Reis meets the ghost of Pessoa and is taken on a philosophcal journey exploring the idea of life and death. And sure I am that not our honest tars alone, but every inhabitant of this island, may exult in the comparison, when he considers the king of Great Britain as a maritime prince, in opposition to any other prince in Europe; but I am not so certain that the same idea of superiority will result from comparing our land forces with those of many other crowned heads. When he had found it, and was content to walk in it, he strode with as sure and steady a step as any other, even the greatest, of those who carry and hand on the torch of literature through the ages.


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With this the transformation into swine, as well as all other incidents of the fable, will notably agree; and thus a key will be found out for unlocking the whole mystery, and forging at least some meaning to a story which, at present, appears very strange and absurd. South took that elegant comparison of the joys of a speculative man to the solemn silence of an Archimedes over a problem, and those of a glutton to the stillness of a sow at her wash.

So numerous, indeed, and strong, are the sanctions given to it by many acts of parliament, that, having once established the laws of customs on merchandise, it seems to have been the sole view of the legislature to strengthen the hands and to protect the persons of the officers who became established by those laws, many of whom are so far from bearing any resemblance to the Saturnian institution, and to be chosen from a degree of beings superior to the rest of human race, that they sometimes seem industriously picked out of the lowest and vilest orders of mankind.

This was to make us pay as much for existing an hour or two as for existing a whole day; and dressing dinner was introduced as an article, though we left the house before either pot or spit had approached the fire. Those of my physical friends on whose judgment I chiefly depended seemed to think my only chance of life consisted in having the whole summer before me; in which I might hope to gather sufficient strength to encounter the inclemencies of the ensuing winter.

Indeed, if these two and two or three more should be removed from the mass, there would remain such a heap of dullness behind, that the appellation of voyage-writer would not appear very desirable.

I was soon seated in a great chair in the cabin, to refresh myself after a fatigue which had been more intolerable, in a quarter of a mile's passage from my coach to the ship, than I had before undergone in a land-journey of twelve miles, which I had traveled with the utmost expedition.

The truth, I believe, is, that sailing in the manner I have just mentioned is a pleasure rather unknown, or unthought of, than rejected by those who have experienced it; unless, perhaps, the apprehension of danger or seasickness may be supposed, by the timorous and delicate, to make too large deductions—insisting that all their enjoyments shall come to them pure and unmixed, and being ever ready to cry out, ——Nocet empta dolore voluptas.

By his advice I was tapped, and fourteen quarts of water drawn from my belly. Yet of these works, the Journey from this World to the Next which, by a grim trick of fortune, might have served as a title for the more interesting Voyage with which we have yoked it stands clearly first both in scale and merit.

I despatched therefore a servant into Wapping to bring in haste the best tooth-drawer he could find. He added many asseverations that he was a gentleman, and despised money; not forgetting several hints of the presents which had been made him for his cabin, of twenty, thirty, and forty guineas, by several gentlemen, over and above the sum for which they had contracted.

But he suffered not this to happen at present; for, having given us his company a quarter of an hour only, he retired, after many apologies for the shortness of his visit. He books passage on a ship, floating on the Thames River, headed to Lisbon,Portugal.

Is it—? He books passage on a ship, floating on the Thames River, headed to Lisbon,Portugal. Addison, I think, agrees, affirming the use of the pastry cook to be the first; if this, I say, be true of a mere work of invention, sure it may well be so considered in a work founded, like this, on truth; and where the political reflections form so distinguishing a part.

For those exactions increase with the degrees of necessity in their object, insomuch that on the former side many are horribly imposed upon, and that often in no trifling matters.

Meanwhile, amidst all my fatigues and distresses, I had the satisfaction to find my endeavors had been attended with such success that this hellish society were almost utterly extirpated, and that, instead of reading of murders and street-robberies in the news almost every morning, there was, in the remaining part of the month of November, and in all December, not only no such thing as a murder, but not even a street-robbery committed.

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